Ada Developers Academy

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Ada Developers Academy
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Seattle, Washington
Type Private
Established 2013
Founders Elise Worthy, Scott Case, Susannah Malarkey

Ada Developers Academy (ADA) is a year-long intensive school in software development for women with no previous professional experience of computer programming.[1] The program is tuition-free, and students are eligible for scholarships to meet living expenses.

The program is divided into two halves: a 7-month classroom portion, and a 5-month internship.[1] The first seven months in the classroom focuses on Ruby, Ruby on Rails, JavaScript (including AngularJS[1]), HTML and CSS, and computer science fundamentals.[2] The last five months is an internship placement.[3]

In its first cohort, 2013-2014, Ada Developers Academy took on 16 students. All of the first batch of ADA graduates obtained a full-time job offer in software development before the course ended, and two of them received job offers from Salaries for the job offers the students received averaged $75,000.[1]

For its second cohort, which began studying in 2014, the program was expanded to 24 students, who were selected from 190 candidates.[3]

A third cohort began studying in May 2015.


ADA is a project of Technology Alliance. The program is funded through company sponsorship, individual donors, and public sources.[4] ADA's company sponsors include, Expedia, Zillow, and Chef. Sponsors provide input into the course's curriculum, and mentoring and internships for the students. Sponsoring companies such as Expedia stated that they participate in the program in order to recruit great talent, and also in order to improve their diversity.[1]

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  1. ^ a b c d e Soper, Taylor (22 January 2015). "Closing the gender gap: Ada Developer’s Academy helps women learn programming skills for free". GeekWire. Retrieved 25 January 2015. 
  2. ^ Romano, Benjamin (24 September 2014). "Ada Developers Academy Offers Women a Way into Tech Boom". Retrieved 16 October 2014. 
  3. ^ a b Romano, Benjamin (8 August 2014). "Seattle Roundup: Rover, Tune, Rhapsody, Rightside, Zillow, Ada". Retrieved 31 August 2014. 
  4. ^ Grauer, Yael (26 September 2013). "Free Software Developer School For Women Launches". Dice News. Retrieved 5 October 2013.